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QUESTIONS IN LEVEL FLIGHT (SAMPLE)

Section One: Draw a circle around the correct answer


1. Lift act through a point called:

a. Reduced

a. Aerodynamic center.

to

maintain

level

flight,

otherwise the aeroplane will descent.

b. Center of pressure.

b. Reduced

c. Center of gravity.

to

maintain

level

flight,

otherwise the aeroplane will climb.

d. Stagnation point.

c. Increased

2. Because the C of P and the C of G are not at the

to

maintain

level

flight,

otherwise the aeroplane will climb.

same point:

d. Fixed to maintain level flight, otherwise

a. Lift and weight forces couple produce a

the aeroplane will stall.

rolling moment.

6. If the speed is reduced, the angle of attack must

b. Thrust and drag forces couple produce a

be:

pitching moment.

a. Increased

c. The aircraft no longer becomes unstable.

to

maintain

level

flight

otherwise the aeroplane will climb.

d. Pitching moment is produced due to lift

b. Increased

and weight forces couple.

to

maintain

level

flight

otherwise the aeroplane will descent.

3. Thrust and drag are act approximately:

c. Reduced

a. Opposite and coincided (aligned).

to

maintain

level

flight

otherwise the aeroplane will descent.

b. Opposite and offset (eccentric).

d. Fixed to maintain level flight otherwise

c. Parallel in a same direction.

the aeroplane will stall.

d. Perpendicular to each other.

7. The thrust generated by a jet engine is directly

4. To maintain level unaccelerated flight, if weight

proportional to:

and altitude are fixed, then the variables are:

a. The engine RPM and inversely to the

a. Lift coefficient and angle of attack.

ambient density and altitude.

b. Altitude and free air stream.

b. The ambient temperature and altitude

c. Angle of attack and free air stream.

and inversely to the engine RPM.

d. Lift coefficient and altitude.

c. The engine EPR and inversely to the

5. If the speed is increased, the angle of attack

ambient temperature and altitude.

must be:

d. The engine RPM and inversely to the


ambient temperature and altitude.
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8. If the thrust available exceeds that required for

d. The larger the vortices the greater the

level flight, the aeroplane:

profile drag.

a. Will accelerate.

12. Which statement is true:

b. Will decelerate.

a. Low angles of attack create large

c. Will ascend.

vortices, whereas High angles of attack

d. Will climb.

cause small vortices.

9. The highest speed the aeroplane for level flight

b. High airspeed create large vortices,

can achieve when:

whereas

a. The maximum power available equals

low airspeed

cause small

vortices.

the power required.

c. High angles of attack create large

b. The minimum power available equals

vortices, whereas low angles of attack

the power required.

cause small vortices.

c. The maximum power available less than

d. High angles of attack create small

the power required.

vortices, whereas low angles of attack

d. The power required minimum.

cause large vortices.

10. For a constant altitude and angle of attack an

13. For level flight, the maximum speed is achieved

increase weight will require both the power and

when:

the airspeed to be increased (True).

a. The weight is increased.

11. Which statement is true:

b. The profile drag is equal to the induced

a. The larger the vortices the smaller the

drag.

profile drag.

c. The maximum thrust is equal to the total

b. The larger the vortices the greater the

drag.

induced drag.

d. The total drag minimum.

c. The larger the vortices the smaller the


induced drag.

Section Two: Answer the following by True (T) or False (F)


1. Because the C of P and the C of G are not at the same point, the aircraft no longer becomes
unstable.
2. Thrust and drag are act approximately opposite and coincided (aligned).
3. If the speed is increased, the angle of attack must be reduced to maintain level flight,
otherwise the aeroplane will climb.
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4. If the speed is reduced, the angle of attack must be fixed to maintain level flight otherwise
the aeroplane will stall.
5. The coefficient of lift does not vary with altitude for the same IAS.
6. The thrust generated by a jet engine is directly proportional to the engine RPM and inversely
to the ambient temperature and altitude.
7. If the thrust available exceeds that required for level flight, the aeroplane will climb.
8. The highest speed the aeroplane for level flight can achieve when the minimum power
available equals the power required.
9. For a constant altitude and angle of attack an increase weight will require both the power and
the airspeed to be increased.
10. The larger the vortices the smaller the induced drag.
11. For jet aeroplanes, the minimum drag speed is always greater than the speed of minimum
power.

Section Three: Answer the following questions


1. Define the following:
a. Lift.
b. Drag.
c. Thrust.
d. Weight.
2. With the aid of diagram describe the relation between lift coefficient and IAS in level flight
(Fig 13.2).
3. With the aid of diagram explain the relation between thrust and airspeed then show how to
find the speed for minimum drag (Fig 13.3).
4. With the aid of diagram illustrate the relation between power and airspeed then find how to
determine both of the speed for minimum drag and speed for minimum power (Fig 13.3 or
Fig 13.5).

Section Four: Solve the following problems


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1. Given the following


Maximum gross weight

3400 lbs

Center of gravity

78 86 in

Front seat occupants

340 lbs

Rear seat occupants

350 lbs

Fuel

75 gal

Baggage area 1

80 lbs

Using the computational method, determine whether if the airplane is loaded within the limit.
2. given the following
Front seat occupants

340 lbs

Rear seat occupants

300 lbs

Fuel

40 gal

Baggage area 1

20 lbs

If the basic empty weight and moment 1467 lbs and 57.3 lbs.in/1000, respectively. Determine
whether if the airplane is loaded within the limit.